Xi’an lockdown isn’t over Covid…there’s a hemorrhagic fever there of (as yet) unknown origin. Marburg virus?
China has done Covid restrictions but not like this since Wuhan. It’s not Covid they’re responding to.
Videos aren’t enough - Wuhan videos were mix of real and fake, gotta take it all with a grain of salt. But, the other indicators are there that something is very off.
Could be a Hantavirus outbreak, which fortunately doesn’t spread easily between humans. It’s a problem in northern China, is spread by mice and rats, and this is the season for it. Nasty bug, look up the “English sweat” which was probably western equivalent
Whatever it is, they’re using Level A positive pressure hazmat suits
People’s Daily says it’s Hantavirus but totally under control
globaltimes.cn/page/202112/12…
Look…lockdowns and restrictions didn’t work here, we can’t repeat the mistakes of the past.

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8 Jan
Important thread to understand. The only way to prevent infection + transmission of this family of viruses is at level of mucosal immune system. Serum antibody levels are meaningless in this context.
Theoretically, the one workable design for a sterilizing vx Warp Speed should have pushed is a live attenuated virus in a nasal spray…but here’s the kicker, live attenuated virus is very tricky because it can deattenuate and lead to the very infection you’re trying to prevent.
In fact, as @Harvard2H has posited, the very source of Covid may have been the LAV SARS1 vx that UNC was working on that the PLA stole and then botched implementation of.
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7 Jan
It is not a rule that viruses attenuate. With high density of hosts (like commercial chicken farms the opposite happens, high mortality strains emerge because even if it kills the host in mere hours it can still find new hosts. Omicron will almost certainly birth worse strains.
This is not an argument for rules and restrictions…those have done little and have been incredibly destructive…but recognition that no reprieve is coming for hc system unless early outpatient treatment becomes norm
There also has to be a fundamental reunderstanding of what we are dealing with - a quasispecies viral swarm - @Harvard2H covers in his Golden Silkworms in Pandora’s Box essay
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31 Dec 21
Don’t Look Up is a sophisticated take on COVID-19. Initially denied by government bureaucrats and the media, then used as an opportunity for political and financial gain.
Solution was ready to go (nuke the comet = early treatment) but then pulled so they could instead use an unproven technology with a high probability of failure but a possibility of huge profits (mRNA vaccines).
In DiCaprio’s character (representing Leana Wen/Peter Hotez types) we see how an obscure scientist becomes seduced, corrupted, and compromised by the attention and flattery of the media.
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29 Dec 21
For me, using a pseudonym isn’t about hiding from the government or whatever, it’s just an added layer of security from random weirdos and lunatics.
My follower count is roughly equivalent to the city of Nacogdoches, TX. A city that had 122 violent crimes in the last year.

Which is to say, you don’t need to do anything wrong to get death threats, etc. The law of averages in big numbers does that.
Any audience of a certain size will contain some number of psychopaths, crazies, murderers, along with some number of Saints, geniuses, artists, and innovators.
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20 Dec 21
Latinos are now politically indistinguishable from the white working class. The effects of working for good ol boy contractors who played Rush Limbaugh over the truck speakers every day for years.
White conservatives trying to cancel me over this as if I meant this as a bad thing. I was also a roofer radicalized by the boss playing Rush every day!
After a while I got tired of carrying shingles up ladders so I started my own company on the model of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbo’s masonry company. I exclusively hired bodybuilders which enabled me to have really beautiful profit margins and a lot of demand.
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20 Dec 21
What, are you gonna send the gas van to my house? Good luck, you’ll need it.
These people are pathologically insane mass murderers. We’d be fine if the government just got out of the way and let the tens of thousands of people like myself do the work on the ground to handle this. Incompetent fools.
I was warning back in freaking august that this winter was going to be a bad wave in the north - @Babygravy9 published my warning in his magazine - Kamala told LA Times on Friday “we didn’t see it coming”
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